When planning a wedding, who do you think undergoes the most stress aside from the bride and groom? It really depends on the couple and their relationship with their friends and family. But odds are, the bridal party experiences a substantial amount of stress due to their responsibilities, expenses, and roles.
Give your bridal party a chance to break free from their many tasks. Return to the reason why they are included in your party. They are your closest friends and family, you enjoy their company and friendship, and look forward to them standing beside you at the altar and throughout life. Celebrate your bond with an activity that has been scientifically proven to release stress: exercise! Select a workout class that is catered to group bonding and encouraging laughter, conversation, and a fun time.
Yoga will help you and your bridal party to reset mentally, emotionally, and physically. Give this chaotic period in your life some balance. Invite your girls out with you afterwords to grab a fruit smoothie to make a date out of this workout experience.
Similar to yoga, pilates requires less mental tranquility while still wielding whole body benefits. Pilates is still a calming exercise depending upon control, but it is one that you and your bridal party can feel more comfortable cracking jokes throughout about the difficulty of the poses.
Exercise can be painful — sweating, breathing heavily, and becoming weak are not the most desirable effects. Zumba has become popular because it prompts exercise without the participant being constantly aware of the physical expenditure. Bring your ladies to a class and make fun of each other’s horrible dance moves.
Take a class that will provide you and your bridal party with a useful skill and take dance lessons! Sign up for an introductory level class for ball room dancing. Learn the fox trot, box step, and swing dancing. Or you can sign up for a more modern course. Either way, you will gain skills to implement on the dance floor at the wedding or in a choreographed dance. You may need to include the men to serve as partners for this workout class.
Boxing is extremely therapeutic, allowing an individual to externally release any internal frustrations. Such an activity will help you and the members of your bridal party to move past stress, relieving any tension that has built up over the course of wedding planning. Start with hitting a bag, but build up to actually dueling against each other.
A senior-citizen-style water aerobics class is perfect for the bridal party with ranging levels of physical fitness. Such a class is not very taxing on the body, but is a humorous and enjoyable activity when surrounded with friends. Maybe you’ll even make some elderly friends!
For a truly comical workout class to do with your bridal party, go for belly dancing. Let loose and release any insecurities about how awkward you look or feel. Learning not to care about what others think is a great personal skill to gain and also encourages bonding between members of your bridal party who may not know each other well.
One last thing…
You are now armed with several great workout class options to do with your bridal party! But before you hit up the gym, studio, or pool, don’t forget to clothe you and your bridal party in the appropriate attire. Matching attire will make an occasion out of the event. It will remind members of the bridal party the purpose of the event and reveal to any other classmates or instructors your intentions — to have fun and bond through exercise!
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